Our body needs plenty of nutrients like proteins, fats, carbohydrates, fibers, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. But in a fast paced life its hard to keep track of the everyday balance in food. So here are five foods that you can fall back on and include in your grocery list as these are superfoods that’ll help you for an all-round nutrition.
While fishes and seafood is absolutely nourishing, salmon rules them all. Rich in omega-3 acids salmon as well as tuna can defend your skin against UV ray damage. According to a study conducted by American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, if 5 ounces of fish which are rich in omega-3 are consumed every week, they can protect the cell wall from free radical movement as well as decrease the development of precancerous skin lesions by around 30%.
In fact, a mix of blueberries, raspberries and strawberries can boost heart health to a great extent as it increases HDL cholestrol which is termed as the “good cholestrol” and it also decreases blood pressure. Having about a cup of mixed berries daily caused this result in eight weeks according to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
Foods which are constituted mostly of water like watermelons, cucumbers, strawberries and salad greens for example, helps in weight loss as it keeps your hunger at bay and by consuming lesser calories. So binge on these if you’re on a diet and feel like snacking. Watermelons are full of Vitamin C and the red variety also has an antioxidant called lycopene which helps protect against cancer and heart disease.
The foods that work better than any anti-ageing cream are those that are rich in Vitamin C which includes tomatoes, broccoli and yet again, strawberries. A research conducted by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has found that more you consume foods rich in Vitamin C the lesser wrinkles and dry skin you’ll have as you grow older. This happens due to presence of antioxidants in these foods. These antioxidants protects the skin against the UV rays along with keeping the skin firm through a process called collagen synthesis.
A new finding in The Journal of Nutrition says that the foods which are high in fiber like green beans, strawberries, chickpeas and raspberries, prevents excess weight gain and thus helps if you’re trying to lose weight. This result is effectively seen in women, says researchers as those who consumed less fiber gained weight as contrary to ladies who ate fiber regularly and actually lost weight. To see the effect for yourself, you need to consume 8 grams of fiber for every 1000 calories consumed.